Vocal pop group Fifth Harmony have released their debut full-length studio album, Reflection, via Syco Music / Epic Records. This follows the group's introduction via the television show X-Factor, where they finished in third place in 2012, and several EPs released in 2013.
You can't deny that the five members of the group (Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, and Dinah Jane) have nice voices and work together nicely throughout the LP. The collection of feminist anthems and dance-friendly bangers aren't for everyone, but they've resonated with enough people to produce a few big hits and make some "Best Albums of 2015" lists.
The deluxe edition of the LP contains 14 tracks covering 48 minutes, and features guest appearances from Meghan Trainor ("Brave Honest Beautiful") as well as rappers Kid Ink ("Worth It") and Tyga ("Like Mariah"). Production was done by some of the biggest names in pop, including Stargate and Dr. Luke, which keeps things moving and fun throughout.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, the group talked about how different influences shaped the album:
I also think, since we’re five different girls, we all like different genres of music... I feel like the album is kind of like this melting pot. There’s different songs in there that we can each connect to in a different way, which I feel like is good. Because then people who listen to different genres can kind of connect to one [song] more than the other.
The album combines pop, R&B, hip hop, and electronic styles for a very modern vibe. Tracks we recommend are "Worth It," "Sledgehammer," "BO$$," "Going Nowhere," and "Body Rock."
Pick up Reflection on Amazon. You can also stream the full album above, via Spotify.
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